October 31, 2008 Subject:
Great music.What every country needs
This as easy listening as you will find.Good song and well sung.One of the type that makes you feel happy after you have heared it!
April 9, 2007 Subject:
Name of the Harmonica player ?
Who could tell me the name of the Harmonica Player, in this interesting soundieE "What This Country Needs" (1941) ? Thanks. You can answer to : email@example.com
August 1, 2006 Subject:
The Original "Oldest Teenager"
Jimmie Dodd didn't age a minute between this and
MMC in '56. Never seemed to have lost his (at least public) optimism. Boyish looks and naivete
will take you far in the Wonderful World of Disney, right, Dick?
By the way, did anybody else notice that this was a rear-screen projection print?? They would set up a projector in a field behind a sheet with the auience on the other side. Right was Left and vice-versa. "dnE ehT" gives it away every time. I flipped it, and it's a whole new way of lookin'at things. Better after re-syching the lost 5 frames, too.
I think it's worth at least a 4 for Nostalgia Value.
May 19, 2006 Subject:
More Kissn' an' huggin'
Aw, what a sweet little ditty.
Hey--was that Hitler? Naw, can't be... The lead singer is dancing with him.
February 14, 2006 Subject:
Jimmy Dodd,host of the Mickey Mouse Club T-V show, has a part in this soundie. The dated musical presentation is silly and the song pedestrian.
June 17, 2005 Subject:
Is more soundies like these!
Great song with a slight patriotic bent, 'Just what the country needs" features a guy (with a slight Hitler look) being upstaged by a pretty brunette. who says we need more kisses! More moonlight! More romance!! Everyone agrees and starts to sing along! Hoo-ray for democracy!